Special Education Certification

A high-impact opportunity to expand your skills
a teacher works with young students
Earn a state certificate in special education
Qualify to work as a specialist
Design individualized intervention
Learn while working full-time

Become a Special Educator

If you have a record of accomplishment, hold yourself accountable for the performance of your students, and are eager to broaden your skills, you could be a fantastic special educator.

In this video, learn how you can expand your impact by becoming a certified special education teacher.

Program Overview

The Special Education Certification program is a one-year intensive for experienced general educators who already hold a certification in general education and want to advance their skills to support all children. The program will equip you with the strategies and mindsets to support a wide range of learners and advance your career.

The special education curriculum provides a foundation in all disabilities, but you will develop specific expertise in learning disabilities and high-incidence behavioral needs. You’ll also learn how to advocate on behalf of your students to ensure that they receive the services and support they deserve, and you’ll work one-one-one with a student in a unique practicum experience called the Intervention Intensive.

Upon completion of the program, you will  gain a new perspective on your role as an educator, and you will be qualified to either expand your impact in the general education classroom or pursue the range of roles available to certified special educators.

90%
of high-poverty communities
reported shortages of special education teachers in 2016